Olympics: High Sports are climbing for gold! Climbing added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

 

I AM TEAM GB
HIGH SPORTS ARE CLIMBING FOR GOLD
BRING ON 2020!

Climbers and staff have gathered across High Sports climbing walls to make a toast to the incredible news that Climbing has been introduced to the Olympic games.

After a lengthly but awesome campaign by Climb2020, on Wednesday 3rd August 2016, the International Olympic Committee announced that Climbing will feature in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.

Across three climbing disciplines; bouldering, lead climbing and speed climbing – we will see incredible athletes from across the globe raise the profile of climbing.

There are some hopeful contenders that are regular climbers at High Sports, so watch closely!

Here’s some pictures of us celebrating and some snippets on how the High Sports staff feel about the news…

 

“At High Sports Basildon, we're over the moon that climbing is finally going to be an Olympic sport. We're so delighted that we're going to be able to watch the world's best compete in the sport we love! Instructor Vass says 'It's about time that UK grit and determination in climbing had the chance to be recognised and showcased’.” 
India Herbing – High Sports Basildon

“This news is unprecedented for our sport.  Climbing makes such a difference to so many people’s lives and, for many, is a habitual activity which elevates happiness & wellbeing.  This kind of exposure for climbing will introduce the wonders of climbing to many, many more and we are very excited to be a part of it #EveryoneCanClimb #BeAPartOfIt” 
Jennifer Maynard – High Sports Crawley

"Kidderminster is in training for 2020, Jodie did a 9 hour shift on Saturday including 2 birthday parties, but loves the sports so much she still did her post work workout on RockBox! We think that is real commitment to passing down climbing to next generation and getting stuck in and sweaty!" 
Ed Robinson – High Sports Kidderminster

 

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